Udinese’s Mehdi Benatia and Emmanuel Badu, plus Chievo striker Mamadou Samassa have been called up for the African Cup of Nations.
The Friulani will have to do without Moroccan defender Benatia and Ghanaian midfielder Badu for over a month.
Chievo lose forward Samassa, who has been called up by the Mali national team.
The African Cup of Nations runs from January 19 to February 10 in South Africa.
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